March 2021 meeting

Another Zoom meeting was in order for our March meeting. Welcome to Mark Allen, a.k.a. Snapper. In fact, that’s all I knew him by for years! The first time someone called him Mark, I didn’t know who they were talking about. Also, welcome to Richard (Dick) Blaney, who rode his keyboard all the way from Kingsport, Tennessee to join us. Good to see you brother!

The tiny eagle is the picture Mark sent us. Dick is in the tile below Rich Ryan. Keep an eye on Ed’s wardrobe correction.

You’ll notice some green, some clovers, and other March madness. Quite a few of us had Irish flavored tunes. Another offering by Rich was ‘Covid 19’, a parody to the Neil Diamond tune ‘Sweet Caroline’. We were all singing along ‘so bad, so bad, so bad’. Good job, Rich. Washing hands ,washing hands, don’t touch me, I won’t touch you’….

Nancy and I worked up a tune my dad used to sing, ‘Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder?’ It got Richard grinning, and I think I saw him singing along on the chorus. As a final thought, I added another song Dad sang to us, ‘Fifty Cents’.

With the warmer weather and more folks getting their Covid vaccinations, we might be able to start meeting face to face soon. Hey, it could happen! It might be outside, it might be in a gym or something. Thanks to Melinda Brazzale for hosting us all these months on her Zoom account, with a little luck we will leave you alone soon!

Here, Ed is highlighted, and is playing in his guitar playing shirt. Rick appears to be on fire.

Playlist for March 2021

Gary Krause started us out with ‘The Shores of Avalon’, by The Seekers.

Rich Ryan, ‘Covid 19’, an original parody of ‘Sweet Caroline’, Neil Diamond.

Ernie Brazzale, ‘Blue Shadows’, 1928, Alter & White.

Nancy McKenzie & Keith Blaney, ‘John Ryan’s Polka/I’ll Tell Me Ma’, traditional.

Ben & Margene Zavorka, ‘San Antonio Rose’, Bob Wills.

Ken Frederick, ‘Cellphone Upgrade Blues’, original.

Edith Cook, ‘Se lo M’Accorgo’, anonymous from Renaissance.

Ed Heffern, ‘Sailing to Philadelphia’, Mark Knoffler.

Rich Ryan, ‘Christopher Robin’, Kenny Loggins.

Ernie Brazzale, ‘Hidden Blues’, Rick Doherty.

Keith Blaney & Nancy McKenzie, ‘Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder?’, 1898, George Giefer.

Margene & Ben Zavorka, ‘Kilgary Mountain’ (Whisky in the Jar), traditional.

Ken Frederick, ‘You Are Driving Me Crazy’, (1993) original.

Edith Cook, ‘Rondo in A major’, Carcassi.

Ed Heffern, ‘Wild Rover’, Irish folksong.

Ernie Brazzale, ‘Unnamed Melody’, anonymous.

Keith Blaney, ‘Fifty Cents’, anonymous.

Also joining us were Dick Blaney, Rick Memmel, and Mark Allen.